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About Reading Music

For centuries, musicians have found the need to write down music. Musical notation aids musicians in learning, performing, recording, and understanding music.

It’s very important to learn about notation to accelerate your learning of the instrument. With so much written music out there, you will gain access to a wealth of study materials by learning about musical notation.

Music Notation for Bass

There are two common ways you will see music notated for bass: standard musical notation and bass tab. Both forms are widely used in print and on the internet, and should be understood in at least an elementary fashion.

The Purpose of the Reading Music Lesson Category

In this bass lesson category I will explain the basics of reading and interpreting both forms of notation. I’ll also give you some reading material to practice. And, I’ll give you some of my opinions and tips on reading music for bass.

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